Bağdat Street

Bağdat Street, located in the Asian continent of Istanbul; Within the borders of Kadıköy Municipality; Starting from Kızıltoprak; It is a famous street that extends to Cevizli in the borders of Maltepe Municipality. The Bagdat Street is one of the most luxurious ones in Istanbul. A popular place for both locals and tourists stroll along, have a rest in its wide range of luxury cafes, restaurants, bars and pubs, make shopping from many popular brands’ and boutique shops and have great day out activity in a wonderful Istanbul day. Before the conquest of Istanbul during the Ottoman Empire period; It was used by trade caravans and armies as a road connecting the Byzantine Empire to Anatolia. The name of Bagdat Street coincides with the period of Murat IV. “Bagdat Campaign” is organized in order to get Baghdad back in Iraq.  However, the road to Baghdad was different at that time; It was on a route that starts at Üsküdar Square, passes the Karacaahmet Cemetery and Haydarpaşa Meadow and reaches Bostancı Bridge. Also on the present Bagdat Street; There were fountains and prayer halls in the Ottoman period: Separation Fountain in Haydarpaşa Meadow, Söğütlüçeşme and Selamiçeşme, which gave their names to the districts they were located after they were demolished. According to a study conducted by a French company, the Bagdat Street has been ranked as the 4th best shopping street in the world. The region around the street is also a rich settlement area for the Istanbul locals. There are also very beautiful mansions around the street.  It is possible to find a lot of  luxury cafes, new generation coffee houses, restaurants and shops along the streets. The numerous bars, pubs and clubs also great night out activities for the visitors to enjoy a lively night in Istanbul.

Transportation:

For those coming from the Anatolian side, take the Kadıköy-Tavşantepe metro from Kadıköy and get off at the Ayrılıkçeşmesi stop and transfer to Marmaray. When you get off at the Marmaray and Suadiye stop, you can reach Bağdat Street

If you are coming from Büyükçekmece, Beylikdüzü, Avcılar, Esenyurt, Küçükçekmece, Bahçelievler, Mecidiyeköy, you can transfer to Marmaray by getting off at the last stop of Söğütlüçeşme from any Metrobus station. When you get off at the Marmaray and Suadiye stop, you can reach Bağdat Street.

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